Authorization, 1 June 1843, Draft

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To all saints, and honorable men of the earth. . . Greeting:—
Dear Brenthren And friends:— I Joseph Smith, a servant of God <​the Lord​>, and Trustee in trust for the Temple of the Lord <​God ​> at , do hereby certify, that the bearer hereof, , an elder, and <​one​> of the Twelve apostles of the church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, has deposited with me his bond and security, to my full satisfaction, according to the resolution of the Conference held in this , on the 6th day of April last.
He, therefore is recommended to all saints and honorable people, as a legal agent to collect funds for the purpose of building the , and of the Lord. Confident that he will honor this high trust, as well as ardently fulfil his commission as a messenger of peace, and salvation, as one of the Lord’s noble men, I can fervantly say may the Lord clear his way before him, and bless him, and bless those that obey his teachings wherever there are ears to hear and hearts to feel. He is, in the language of the Hebrews [two Hebrew words] the friend of Israel, and worthy to be received and entertained as a man of God: yea: he has, as had the ancient apostles ([one Greek word] [four Greek words] -[o logos o kalos]- the good word: even the good word that leadeth unto eternal life. Laus Deus. Praise God.
Reposing great confidence in his integrity and feel ◊◊◊ a desire to interest and awaken the sensiblities of all <​who​> may bey be the subjects of his mission. that he may recieve that reward which the faithful should receive from all saints and honorable men, who are willing to honor the Lord by [p. [1]] honoring his servants: I say in the name of Jesus Christ, who so administers to this Elder according to his calling, shall be blessed of our Father in heaven, and shall hear this welcome plaudit, in the great day of rewards: well done good and faithful servant, inasmuch as ye did it to this servant of mine, ye have done it <​un​>to me, I say laus Deus (praise God) and may his favor and blessing, and peace, attend him <​this man​> and all who seek to do his will upon the earth. is the sincere prayer of
Your humble servant
<​City​> of )
May 31 1843.)
 
As one who greatly desires the salvation of man, let me remind you all to strive for virtue, holiness, and the commandments of the Lord. Be good; be wise; be just; be liberal; and charitable; always abounding in good works, and may health and peace, the love of God the Father, and the grace of Jesus Christ our Lord, be and abide with you all, is the sincere prayer
your devoted Brother & friend [p. [2]]
Wherefore brethren and friends, while you have the assurance of the intigrity, fidelity, and ability of this servent of the living God:— and hoping— <​Trusting​> that your hearts and energies will be enlivened, & deeply engaged in the building of these houses, directed by revelation for the Salvation of all Saints, and that you will not rest where you are, until all things are prepared before you and you are gathered home with this rest of Israel to meet <​your​> God— I feel strong in the belief, and have a growing expectation, that you will not withhold any in your <​means​> in your power that can be used to accomplish this glorious work. Finally, as one that greatly desires the salvation of man, let me remind you all to strive with a godly Zeal, for virtue, holiness and the commandments of the Lord. Be good; be wise; be just; be liberal; and above all be charitable, always <​abounding​> in all good works; and may health, peace, and the love of God our Father, and the grace of Jesus Christ our Lord, be and abide with you all, is the sincere prayer of
Your devoted brother & frind in the everlasting gospel
Joseph Smith
City of )
June 1 1843) [p. [3]]
Copy
Letter of commendation
to
Dated June 1st. 1843
 
June 1. 1843

Footnotes

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    Signature of JS in the handwriting of Thomas Bullock.  

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    Docket in handwriting of George Walker.  

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    Docket in handwriting of Thomas Bullock.